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Fresh Key Lime Greek Yogurt Dip

by flavorthemoments on April 9, 2013

fresh key lime greek yogurt dip

fresh key lime greek yogurt dip

I recently saw a lime dip that looked and sounded so delicious, that I couldn’t get it out of my head.  This particular recipe utilized lime flavored Jell-O as the flavoring and sweetener, so I looked further.  Another recipe that I saw used key lime flavored yogurt, but I didn’t see any that used fresh lime juice.  I happened to have (4) fresh key limes left over from the key lime pie I made a few weeks ago, as well as some Chobani 2% Greek yogurt, so I knew I was going to make my Fresh Key Lime Greek Yogurt Dip with those ingredients.   I added some fresh key lime juice, zest, powdered sugar, and a bit of cream cheese to the Greek yogurt, and it resulted in a refreshing, creamy, and utterly addicting dip!  Did we ever gobble that up FAST.  :grin:

This dip is so citrusy, tangy, and indulgent, it may be hard to realize that it’s actually quite healthy for you (minus the powdered sugar)!  I chose powdered sugar as the sweetener because it dissolves easily.  I can’t imagine granulated sugar working too well here as it won’t dissolve, unless you make a simple syrup out of it.  I didn’t want to fuss with that!  I knew honey would change the flavor too much, and I wanted that fresh key lime flavor to shine!  Agave syrup is pretty mild in flavor, so that could be a viable option if you’re looking for an alternative.  :smile:  If you try a different sweetener and you enjoy it, please let me know!

fresh key lime greek yogurt dip

I know everyone isn’t as into key limes as I am — and I REALLY am — so you can easily substitute fresh limes or even lemon.  Any citrus flavor would work well here.  Pineapple would be quite nice as well!  I envision customizing this dip a number of ways, including toasted coconut on top for some tropical flair.  :tounge:

key lime greek yogurt dip

I’ll tell you, my favorite thing to dip in here was bananas.  There was something about the banana-lime combination that made me crazy.  :lol:  The dip was excellent with graham crackers as well as fruit, so it’s a great snack or appetizer for the kids.  It’s something they’ll be excited about eating!  Even more exciting?  Make skewers with the fruit.  I don’t know a kid that doesn’t like eating off of a stick!  :smile:  The bottom line is, this is a snack or appetizer that adults and kids alike are going to enjoy immensely, and that can be very hard to come by.  Try it….you’ll see. :wink:

fresh key lime greek yogurt dip

Fresh Key Lime Greek Yogurt Dip

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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 4-6 servings

Fresh Key Lime Greek Yogurt Dip

Fresh Key Lime Greek Yogurt Dip is citrusy, tangy, and utterly addicting! Serve with your favorite fruit, fruit skewers, or graham crackers for a snack or appetizer that everyone will love!

Ingredients

1 cup plain 2% Greek yogurt

2 tablespoons room temperature whipped cream cheese

1/2 cup powdered sugar

1 tablespoon fresh key lime or lime juice (4 key limes or 1/2 regular lime)

1 teaspoon lime zest

Fresh fruit and/or graham crackers, for serving

Instructions

Place the yogurt and cream cheese in a medium bowl, and whisk to combine. Add the powdered sugar, lime juice, and zest, and whisk until completely incorporated. Place the dip in a serving bowl and serve with your favorite fruit and graham crackers.

Notes

You may substitute fresh limes for the key limes, or even lemons!

Recipe by Flavor the Moments

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Elizabeth @ SugarHero.com April 10, 2013 at 2:55 am

Oh yum, I LOVE lime desserts! Anytime you pair tart flavors with sweet things is magic in my book. This dip seems like a perfect party food!

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flavorthemoments April 10, 2013 at 7:14 am

I’m a lime dessert fanatic as well. I completely agree with you on the magic part! Thanks, Elizabeth!

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Kelly @ hidden fruits and veggies April 10, 2013 at 9:32 am

YUM!!!! This dip sounds great!~ I can’t eat jello, but i’ve seen that recipe floating around and have been drooling over it. Glad you created a recipe I can actually make!

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flavorthemoments April 10, 2013 at 10:02 am

Why do Jell-O when you can go fresh?! Glad this works out for you, Kelly!

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Ashley April 10, 2013 at 10:22 am

I love that the base of this dip is greek yogurt – it’s my go-to for the start of most dips! And I think some toasted coconut would be an excellent idea to top it off with!

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flavorthemoments April 10, 2013 at 10:24 am

Can’t go wrong with Greek yogurt, right? I’ve been putting coconut in everything lately!

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Dina April 11, 2013 at 4:55 pm

this sounds like a great dip for fruit!

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flavorthemoments April 11, 2013 at 5:50 pm

It really is! It’s so creamy and refreshing.

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